Should You Take Your Diesel Forklift Inside?

Should You Take Your Diesel Forklift Inside? BACKGROUND Remember when you got that new puppy and had a debate with your partner as to whether the dog should be “an inside pet or an outside pet”? We are aware of a number of warehouse sites, in particular in remote areas in the mining sector, where

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Typical ERP Project Implementation Plan

Supply Chain Services Australia provides consultancy services in the specialised discipline of Supply Chain & Logistics. We don’t project manage full ERP system roll-outs, but we often provide subject matter expert (SME) input to ERP implementation projects. After all, which ERP project won’t have a supply chain component? What are the stages of a typical ERP

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Achieve Real Benefits From Integrated Warehouse Design Approach

The following thoughts aim to demonstrate how you can achieve best business outcomes in the design of a new Warehouse, or Distribution Centre. DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF THESE THINGS: Supply Chain Strategy Parts range and physical profile Transaction levels Stock levels Growth projections Best practice in storage equipment, materials handling equipment & technology Operational processes &

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A New Warehouse Project Is Just A Facilities Project, Right?

A NEW WAREHOUSE PROJECT IS JUST A FACILITIES PROJECT, RIGHT? This story is fictitious (sort of!). It is based on no one specific business. But the story has similarities to many businesses that both you and I have come across over the years. The purpose of this story is to illustrate a message, not expose

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Recognising Excellence in Supply Chain

If organisations are to truly capture the potential of blockchain, big data, IoT, advanced and predictive analytics and additive manufacturing in a digitised market then we need many more highly qualified supply chain professionals. Curtin University and sponsors last night recognised the next generation of leaders in supply chain who will lead the charge in

Recognising Excellence in Supply Chain
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Optimising Warehouse Storage Space – “A Tale Of 2 Losers!”

  BACKGROUND There are a number of ways to improve cubic utilisation in your warehouse. Some that come to mind include: Go with narrow-aisle Go up; with taller storage fixtures Use Fit for Purpose materials handling equipment Improve your product slotting performance, on a continuing basis Better inventory management, so that you have the right

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Supply Chain Made Easy

Supply Chain should be easy. In many undertakings in life the adage “If it is hard you are doing it wrong” applies. In many sports the corollary goes ‘Train hard, play easy’. The very best footballers look as if they have more time than others.  The best cricket batsmen and golfers have an easy grace that

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How To Save Money On Warehouse Rent!

One way to reduce your warehouse lease cost is to use less space! How obvious is that! But how can you do that when the warehouse is increasingly full, and busier than ever? One Answer: improve cubic utilisation. (There are other obvious answers of course, like reduce the level of your inventory, but that’s a

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Why Use Consultants?

Our firm provides consultancy services (in the fairly specialised discipline of supply chain & logistics). I often get asked (I bet you do too!) – “Why should I use a consultant? After all, I know my business better than an outsider ever will”. My (highly summarised) answer to this question is as follows: You will

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Warehouse Product Slotting – The Benefits & Risks

  WAREHOUSE PRODUCT SLOTTING – THE BENEFITS & RISKS The term “warehouse product slotting” refers to the activity to assign specific warehouse pick locations to specific stock keeping units (SKU’s). 40 years ago, when I was a (very) young manager, my company had their warehouse laid out in the same order as the sales order

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